Media Release

Maternity Bereavement Suite at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is Lynn News Charity of the Year!

Plans to provide a new Maternity Bereavement Suite at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn have been given a major boost after the project was chosen as the Lynn News Charity of the Year.

The appeal received half of the total votes cast in a public ballot over the last week.

And now you can help the appeal to raise the £185,000 it needs to enable the Suite to become a reality by donating money.

The idea of the Bereavement Suite is to provide a place for families from our community who sadly lose their babies either during, or shortly after birth.

This development will help these families to spend time with their babies in a more homely environment away from the maternity suite.

The QEH has a Charitable Fund to raise money for the new Suite (The Charitable Fund is called ‘CDS Bereavement Fund,’ number 42816). To donate to this cause, visit

Professor Steve Barnett, QEH Chairman, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our local community have voted for our Maternity Bereavement Suite to be the Lynn News Charity of the Year for 2020, and it is fitting that this is in the year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of QEH.  I would like to thank our patients, their families and the people of West Norfolk for their continued support for their local hospital.

“We greatly look forward to working in partnership with the Lynn News throughout the year to maximise support for our fundraising campaign that will bring a new Maternity Bereavement Suite to QEH. Our fundraising target is £185,000 – and I know that together we can do this.

“Having a dedicated Bereavement Suite will make such a positive difference to the experience of our patients and their families who are going through their most difficult time after loss. We aim to significantly improve the environment, providing a welcoming, dedicated room where our patients and their families can spend time together with their babies and create precious memories.”

To support the QEH as it celebrates its 40th birthday, please tweet using #QEH40.

To download the press release and photos, click here